Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Shares His Story of Surviving Child Abuse

If it wasn’t for foster care and great foster parents that never gave up, I might be dead or in prison. Foster care saved my life from the brutal child abuse. As an innocent child, I paid the price for

As a Helpless, Homeless and Hopeless Child, I Had Doubts About Foster Care.

As a child growing up in the foster care system, there was a little piece in me that doubted a foster home would keep me. I had already been through a few foster homes. I couldn’t trust foster parents because

Trauma – An Emotional Wound From an Assault on a Person’s Dignity, Safety and Security

The term ‘trauma’ is used to “refer to an emotional wound caused by a frightening and painful experience” (Webb, 2006). Clinical attention has primarily focused on the source of trauma, symptoms of trauma and treatment to trauma. A Response-Based Approach

7 Ways to Make You Richer and It’s Not What You Think!

The best investment you will ever make is not in a startup, stock, or mutual fund. No, you will get the best returns by investing in your inner wealth. What’s better, the returns on this investment will last the rest

Dealing With Trauma – Confessions From a Child in Foster Care

I have used humor to get through brutal and extreme abusive situations that I suffered as a child before being abandoned into foster care. There are many times that I would be the class clown. It was hard for me

Every Child Living in Foster Care Has a Story of Loss – Trauma

A child living in foster care can have a great and safe experience, or it can have devastating consequences as the system may create a severed, ruptured, or disrupted connection to their families of origins. For those who have experienced

Can Your Dad and Kids Do This? The Awesome Influence of a Dad Who Grew Up In Foster Care!

Have you ever seen Derek Clark, a popular motivational speaker hang out with his children and morph into the viral video sensation Rapping Dad? It is an amazing and fun sight. This video will show you the other side of

A Gift for Foster Parents

This video is a gift to my foster parents for never giving up on me with all of the issues and labels that I had growing up. My wonderful foster parents stepped up and took a risk to help a

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

The Loving Side of Foster Care – Because of a Social Worker and Committed Foster Parents, I Thrived.

As a top motivational speaker for foster care conferences, I want to take this opportunity to bring awareness to the loving side of the foster care system. It seems like there’s always an article or a news story that reports

Top Foster Care Videos – Motivational Speaker Derek Clark

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

Conference Planner’s Fantastic Letter About Motivational Keynote Speaker Derek Clark. 727 Evaluations With a Rating of 5 out of 5!

A wonderful letter from a conference planner who discusses the audience’s feedback about motivational speaker Derek Clark’s powerful and inspiring keynote! Dear Derek, Thank you so much for your participation at the 2014 Texas Child Care Administrators Conference, It Starts

How to Avoid Burnout! Evidence Informed Trauma Training DVD That Educates Your Employees & Helps Re-energize Their Purpose

New Training From Motivational Speaker Derek Clark For Child Welfare Professionals, Social Workers and Foster Care! I am offering an evidence informed training DVD set that has real world solutions for you and your employees. It educates through specific insight

How Abuse, Rejection, Foster Care & Death Inspired Me To Write This Amazing Redemption Song!

Foster care was tough but there is a loving side of foster care. I would not be who I am today without the unconditional love that my foster parents had for me and a fantastic social worker who taught me

Inspirational Worm Story. We All Need to Be Rescued.

I have a habit most people probably find a little strange. I like to save worms. Short, long, skinny and fat—I rescue them all. When I’m not on the road as a motivational speaker, my morning ritual is walking my

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

“I’ve Seen Jack Canfield Speak Twice (Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Derek Clark Was Better!”

Here are a few amazing comments from audience members who just saw motivational speaker Derek Clark’s presentation on tenacity. Derek was hired to rejuvenate county employees as well as share some insight and tools to never limit life, communicate and

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

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Has Been Hired to Inspire San Bernardino County Employees

Amazing News! Derek Clark, an inspiring motivational speaker for conferences has received the great honor of encouraging the employees of San Bernardino County. His keynote speech will be specifically for law enforcement and safety personnel, mental health professionals, social workers, educators,

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