As an inspiring motivational speaker for foster care, child welfare professionals, foster parents, teachers and social workers, Derek Clark shares his encouraging videos that are sure to ignite hope. His inspirational messages will inspire professionals that are working children in foster care who have gone through traumatic experiences because of physical, mental and sexual abuse, abandonment and neglect. The early life of Derek was full of abuse and rejection and eventually he was abandoned at a psychiatric facility and then processed through the foster care system where he would live for the next 13 years.
As a child, he had many emotional and behavioral issues and was misdiagnosed with numerous labels. He was able to push through them and show the world that no one or nothing could limit his life. If we were to go by the national foster care statistics, they would say that he most likely will become an addict, homeless or incarcerated but he didn’t let his past infect his future. He kept pushing through and not letting his situation become his final destination. Derek is now a very successful motivational speaker focusing on personal and professional development. He is also a popular keynote speaker for foster care, child welfare and social worker conferences. He has proven that his past did not infect his future.
Take a look at the following videos and see how Derek has transformed from an abused child in foster care to a powerful motivational and inspirational speaker.
Find the Purpose of Your Life – Derek’s Foster Care Life.
Do This and It Will Change the Direction of Your Life!
For Social Workers and Foster Parents
My Dad Tried to Kill Me! I Needed This Truth.
Never Limit The Potential of a Child
Survived Child Abuse in the Toilet!
Derek Clark’s Foster Care Story for TED Talks – The Power of Determination