Childhood Trauma to Triumph: How I Didn’t Let My Childhood Trauma Infect My Future. It Hurts but Healing is Necessary. Feel – Deal – Heal.

Hi, Derek Clark here. If you’ve watched my videos, you may already know about my terrible past and how I ended up in the California foster care system. In short, I lived in constant trauma for many years of my

Video – Divorce Your Story: From Victim to Victor! Poem About Childhood Trauma and Foster Care by Motivational Speaker Derek Clark

This is the true story (poem I wrote as a teenager in foster care) of my life … A life in which horrific abuse, loneliness, and dark nights of despair rattled the very bones of my body, drained the tears

Social And Emotional Learning (SEL) Via Virtual Reality: Is This The Future Of Education?

Education nowadays is less about mathematics, natural sciences, and languages. As future-oriented teachers know, in the future one needs more (culturally) flexible, emotionally intelligent employees. That trend is already being felt: the jobs that have grown the most in the

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Receives International Foster Care Award From SOS Children’s Village Located in 134 Countries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2018 Derek Clark Wins 2018 SOS International Foster Award Vancouver, British Columbia The local chapter of the world’s largest non-governmental organization focused on supporting children without parental care is pleased to announce that motivational speaker,

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Pays Tribute to Derek Clark

Motivational speaker Derek Clark’s foster care life story caught the eyes of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Derek received a signed letter stating “This special occasion provides an opportunity to pay tribute to a remarkable former foster child for his

Antwone Fisher (Denzel Washington Movie) and Derek Clark – Two Foster Brothers Who Celebrate Each Other’s Success

A wonderful and inspiring video of two foster brothers Antwone Fisher and Derek Clark, celebrating each other’s success! Antwone Fisher has been my friend for years. We met when I was an expert on the Ricki Lake TV Show and

Motivational Speaker or Inspirational Speaker?

Should I Book a Motivational Speaker or an Inspirational Speaker? There is a difference between a Motivational Speaker and an Inspirational Speaker and it’s good to know which one to hire so that your event is the best one yet.

How to Never Give Up! 1st Step, Stop Beating Yourself Down and Rise Up! This Real Talk Motivational Video by Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Will Inspire You!

This is not the type of motivational video that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy. This is real talk about not beating yourself down and not letting your past infect your future. Motivational speaker Derek Clark shares some

Speaker for Child Abuse Prevention Month. How I Survived Brutal Child Abuse. Watch Derek Clark in Action as a Motivational Speaker for Child Abuse Prevention Conferences

As an inspiring motivational speaker for child abuse prevention month conferences, Derek Clark’s story is raw, riveting, courageous, inspirational, hopeful and healing. For the first five years of Derek’s life he suffered brutal child abuse before being abandoned into the

Derek Clark’s Video – 10 Million Views in the Last Few Days!

Exciting News! Rapping Dad Derek Clark’s video brings smiles to over 10 million people. Watch it now!

Derek Clark Featured on CBS News 2 Sharing His Inspirational Foster Care Story

Amazing! Before Derek was a professional speaker delivering motivation and inspiration, he was an abused and neglected child who was abandoned into the foster care system. Derek Clark loves to spread inspirational messages to his kids in creative ways. He

Real Talk…Stop Punishing Yourself! Let Go and Grow.

Just because someone leaves your life doesn’t mean that you need to lose your life. There are times when a loss equals a gain. I know it’s hard…but something have to end so that better things can happen. Here is

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

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

Life Will Test Your Spirit, So Rise Back Up With Purpose – The Power of Determination

Life throws both good and bad at us. Every day may bring us into confrontation with a problem that seems to have no solution, or place us in a situation that plays on our fear of taking action. Yet, obsession

Step Dad Uses the Toilet to Abuse This Little Boy. See What Happens Next.

As a 5 year old, there were multiple times when my worthless piece of scum step dad would grab me by the back of my neck and push my little head to the bottom of the toilet and hold me

It’s Not About Your IQ, It’s About Your I-WILL! By Motivational and Inspirational Speaker Derek Clark

There is a four letter word that is woven into the fabric of my soul, and that word is WILL. I have always had the WILL to persevere, the WILL to believe in myself, the WILL to take action and

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Just Delivered Inspiring Keynotes in Australia and Canada!

Motivational and inspirational speaker Derek Clark recently shared his powerful message of hope, resilience and redemption to thousands of child welfare workers, foster parents, social workers and others that are involved with foster care throughout Australia and Canada. The audience

Killing Yourself is Not the Purpose of Your Life. Never Let a Weakness Destroy Your Greatness!

I am going to keep this real and raw. I have met many people all over this world that have tried or wanted to commit suicide in an effort to kill the pain. I wrote this to share a message

How To Find Hope, Joy and Success. No More Excuses! By Derek Clark, Motivational Speaker

Today is a brand new day. Every day you wake up is like a fresh white canvas ready to be painted upon. How have you painted the pictures of all your yesterdays? And how are you going to paint all

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