Derek Clark’s life is one of resilience and redemption. As a child he suffered unthinkable child abuse, abandonment and emotional distress before being turned over to the psychiatric hospital at age five. His 13 years in the San Francisco bay area foster care system reflected an early life of humiliation, aggression, emotional distress, overwhelming anxiety and being wrongfully labeled. Eventually, with the help of foster parents, a fantastic social worker and mentors, he defied the artificial limitations imposed upon him. Derek knows first-hand how to cope with adversity and overcoming hardship. His past has never held him back from accomplishing what he set his heart and mind to.
Watch Derek’s inspiring video on how his childhood suffered from horrific child abuse, abandonment and how he was saved.
For Conference Planners and Event Organizers: Derek Clark’s engaging keynote speeches and experiential professional training are based on research, best practices and personal life experiences. He shares strategies on how to build resiliency and create optimal outcomes for children, youth and society that have gone through childhood trauma, mental health disorders, behavioral issues or the foster care system. Hire Derek to be your next keynote speaker or trainer and make your event the best one yet!
Based on evidence, people who’ve had adverse childhood experiences are impacted by negative health consequences and mental health diagnosis. Derek Clark (with an ACE score of 10) is an international expert on childhood trauma and shares his inspiring personal life stories and strategies on how we can work in transforming children and youth through hope, determination and building resilience.
Watch Derek’s Hilarious Rapping Dad Video
Here Are a Few Wonderful Video Clips of Derek’s Inspiring Keynote Speeches
Watch Derek On TV in 50 Countries
Watch Derek on the Steve Harvey TV Show!
Watch Derek’s Inspiring TEDx TALK
Derek delivered a fantastic TEDx Talk on “The Power of Determination: It’s not about your IQ; It’s about your I-WILL”. Please take a look at this inspiring video.
Derek is an inspiring motivational speaker/trainer and the author of seven books including Disable the Label: Never Limit the Potential of a Child, Never Limit Your Life and the I Will Never Give Up book series. Derek’s true-life trials and personal triumphs have inspired organizations worldwide with his message of resilience, hope, courage, unwavering perseverance and redemption. He recently received the International Foster Care Award through SOS Children’s Village where they are located in 134 countries helping and protecting children.
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