Foster care expert and motivational and inspirational speaker Derek Clark was featured as a foster care expert on The Ricki Lake Show. The inspiring episode “Amazing Foster Families and Foster Parents” included Derek Clark, Antwone Fisher and Victoria Rowell. Derek Clark knows first hand on coping with adversity and overcoming hardship. His 13 years in the San Francisco bay area foster care system reflected a life of humiliation, aggression, emotional distress and overwhelming anxiety. Having suffered unthinkable child abuse, abandonment, emotional distress and being wrongfully labeled, this has never held Derek back from accomplishing what he set his heart and mind to.
Derek is an inspiring motivational speaker, the Ambassador for the Foster Care Alumni of America and an expert on CNN Headline News and The Ricki Lake Show. He recently delivered powerful keynotes at the Australian National Child Welfare and Foster Care Conference, World Foster Care Conference (where 30 countries were represented), State Circuit Court Conferences, National Federal Bureau of Prisons Conference. Department of Education Conference and the National Foster Parent Association Conference. He is the author of “Never Limit Your Life” and the award winning “I Will Never Give Up” book series. As an Author, Inspirational Speaker and Singer/Songwriter, he now lives a life of happiness and peace sharing his message of hope with youth and adults all over the nation. His maxim is to make no excuses and become what you want to become. Read his books or
attend one of his events, and not only will you be inspired by the words he speaks, but the music he both writes and performs. It is an event meant to embolden, enliven, and invigorate.His maxim is to make no excuses. He has turned his situation from a victim to a victor, equipping him with the Wisdom and the Will to never give up. Derek is a popular foster care conference keynote speaker. Find out more at www.IWillNeverGiveUp.com and www.FosterCareSuccess.com
Take a peek at the video and watch Derek Clark in action. He shares a few foster care facts and statistics.
Well, there are lots of violence in foster families that I have heard of. This violence may stem from indifference considering that a certain child is not really related to his or her parents by blood. Some parents tend to do such grave things because of their frustrations in life. The poor child has become an outlet of their anger and disappointments. This is where a foster care motivational speaker comes in. They help solve these cases through words and counselling.