Foster Care Trauma Training For Child Welfare Professionals, Foster Parents and Social Workers – Program for Employee Retention

Derek Clark’s “Keep Your Employees Inspired” program (2 DVD Set) provides insight and specific training that will assist child welfare professionals, foster parents and social workers in connecting with vulnerable and grieving children and youth. Derek has lived through the

Another One of Derek Clark’s Hilarious Videos Just Hit a Million Views!

As a popular motivational speaker who is very creative in the way he engages his audiences, Derek Clark strikes a chord with millions of viewers with his inspirational messages. There are millions of people who have watched and enjoyed his

No Matter What You’ve Been Through, You Still Have Value. This is The Most Amazing Poem!

The following poem is my all-time favorite. As you read it, try visualizing all the little children and teenagers who are living in foster care that feel lost, hopeless and worthless. There is generally a reason why they are not

Are Your Mistakes Holding You Back? How to Forgive Yourself and Rock On! Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Explains.

Motivational speaker Derek Clark explains the power in forgiving ourselves. We all make mistakes. It’s a fact of life. We lead ourselves into disagreeable situations by habit, an inability to trust our instincts, or just the natural lack of foresight

How I Went From Bitterness to Forgiveness! Letting Go of Your Addiction to Hatred.

Recently, after one of my motivational speeches in Nebraska, a 52 year-old woman came up to me and asked a very pointed question: “How do I forgive?” A very good question indeed. It had been the topic of my keynote

Inspiring Trauma Informed and Sensitivity Keynote and Training

Hire Motivational Speaker Derek Clark for an Inspiring Trauma Informed and Sensitivity Keynote or Training. Help children and youth process their trauma and find new meaning while being a positive role model. This will help you build a relationship of

Transgender Teenager From Foster Care is Now in Prison for Murder. What Went Wrong?

Recently, having given an inspiring motivational speech at a seminar in Canada, I was approached afterward by the conference planner. She asked me to meet with a young transgender man. He was in prison. I asked what his crime was.

Motivational Rapping Dad Makes Visit to Texas – Philanthropy News Article

If you’ve seen 45-year-old Derek Clark before, it was likely during a YouTube excursion. But the 6- foot 5-inch tall businessman turned motivational speaker is much more than a silly parent calling out contemporary MCs for cursing, portrayals of negativity

Divorce Your Story: From Victim to Victor

Life gets better when you get better. Set about improving yourself. With each advance you make in improving yourself, you will begin to notice that the world around you improves. Positivity, optimism, and taking productive risks all act like a

Don’t Have a Deathbed Regret

Don’t be the person laying on their deathbed regretting not having done what they always wanted to. Imagine your future self, looking back on what you did with your days and nights. Ask if this person had the guts to

Your Negative Self Talk Has Power! Choose Your Words Carefully

I normally ignore negative people who throw off a very toxic vibe. I don’t want to surround myself with self-doubters and believers in “doom-and-gloom.” I know that some of you can change your life right now, by changing your friends.

My Spirit Would Not Be Broken. The Journey in Which Wounds Are Healed and Pain Becomes Peace – Never Give Up!

This is the true story of my life… A life in which abuse, loneliness, and dark nights of despair rattled the very bones of my body, drained the tears of my spirit, shattered my mind into a million fragments, and

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark is Featured on Remarkable Dads!

Derek Clark, a motivational speaker, author, and viral video star known as “Rapping Dad,” knows the importance of never giving up. Despite a painful past in the California foster care system, Clark was determined to not let it define who

Bullies and Keyboard Gangsters? Time to Inspire!

I have received many messages from youth that are getting bullied and want to commit suicide. It makes me so sad for what they have to endure. As a child in foster care, I too was bullied. Here is a

Does Your Child Know That You Love Them? 15 Phrases That Parents Should Say To Their Children.

Does your child really know that they are loved by you? Every day, children are killing themselves and many parents are ignoring the signs until it is too late. A 15 year old girl in foster care committed suicide last

My Name is Drugs – Brutally Realistic Poem With Rap!

In my travels as a motivational speaker and conference keynote speaker, I get the great pleasure of meeting lots of people from many different walks of life. I always feel so honored when someone takes the time to email me

Derek Clark’s New Book! Disable The Label – Never Limit The Potential Of A Child

  By Motivational Speaker and Trainer Derek Clark and Shelly Bonnah Disable The Label will challenge many of the accepted practices of the child welfare system and provide alternative ways to understand why kids behave in the ways that they

Never Give Up! Fear, Failure and Rejection Were Exactly The Motivation I Needed! Great Motivational Video!

Brendan Francis once said, “Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.” So many people are held back by fear. Fear is nothing more than a thought. Fear is

When Raising Children, Don’t Put Fame Above Good Values and Good Character- Motivational Speaker Derek Clark’s “Rapping Dad” Interview

By Jeannie Law, (Interview with Motivational Speaker Derek Clark) BREATHEcast News Reporter “Rapping Dad” and motivational speaker, Derek Clark, chatted with BreatheCast about his incredible testimony and life story filled with movie twists and turns, redemption, and forgiveness. He was

Would You Have Saved This Scared and Forgotten Child? We Need More Loving Foster Parents!

This is Derek Clark as a 5 year old. He shares riveting details about the second time he was abandoned into the foster care system. “Here I was, a child desperate for love and affection, a scared little boy who

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