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Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Inspires TEDx Conference With His Foster Care Story
Childhood Trauma and Relational Poverty

When you hear the term “relational poverty,” you may think that it’s just a type of socioeconomic poverty. Yet, relational poverty can impact anyone, regardless of socioeconomic status. It also reaches beyond race, gender, age, or any other social identifiers.

Trauma Informed Care and Mindfulness

Trauma-Informed Care and Mindfulness Trauma-informed care is an approach to human services that assumes that an individual is more likely to have a history of trauma than not. As such, it takes environments that could inadvertently re-traumatize someone and promotes

Virtual Trainer – Keynote Speaker on Childhood Trauma and ACE’s

COVID-19 has stalled all in-person trainings and conferences in 2020. Yet, organizations are still working to keep personnel up to date on all necessary information. If you’re seeking to train your staff on trauma-related topics, Derek Clark has extensive experience

The Need for Trauma-Informed Teachers

Over the past few years, adverse childhood experiences – also known as ACEs – have become more well-known in the child development sphere. ACEs profoundly impact learning and growth because it affects how children process their environment socially, emotionally, and

Why Childhood Trauma Requires Trust-Based Relational Intervention

“For kids that have gone through trauma, they need an impactful relationship with a reliable and trustworthy adult that cares for and loves them. This will then start to create a healing experience.” – Derek Clark What Derek describes in

Conquer Adverse Childhood Experiences and Have Redemption

The first five years of a child’s life build the foundation for growth, development, learning, achievement, health, and happiness. Did you know that science indicates that 80 percent of the child’s brain develops by the age of 3? When the

Surviving Childhood Trauma – Turning Pain into Purpose

The National Institute of Mental Health defines childhood trauma as, “The experience of an event by a child that is emotionally painful or distressful, which often results in lasting mental and physical effects.” Unless you start the healing process, these

Childhood Trauma and Behavior

Childhood trauma isn’t one-size-fits-all. It can be experienced in several ways and have numerous outcomes. When childhood trauma isn’t addressed, it can derail your entire life. Recognizing childhood trauma and how it impacts behavior can allow parents, caregivers, and social

How does childhood trauma and stress affect our immune system?

Stress from childhood trauma affects our immune system. It alters our natural homeostasis. Consequently, hypothalamic hormones such as vasopressin come into action. The tangible impact of continued stress can be immense, not only for our psychological balance: health will also

Trauma-Informed Care Can Create Healing Experiences for the Child

The CDC features eye-opening statistics regarding trauma on their website. For example, one in four children experiences some type of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. These are ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and have long-lasting impacts on children if not properly

Virtual Keynote Speaker and Trainer Derek Clark

We do not want to stop inspiring you! During the COVID-19 pandemic, Derek Clark will conduct online events to inspire and educate your employees through Zoom and other online platforms. This training will focus on how to make your employees

Childhood Trauma and Resilience

Children that have gone through physical, sexual and emotional abuse are survivors and have the ability to be resilient. Resiliency is the ability to overcome adversity and emerge stronger from the situation. In engineering, resilience is the ability of a

Childhood Trauma May Create a Higher Risk of Having Mental Health Conditions

Childhood trauma can take various forms, such as physical, sexual, emotional, and neglect. This particular factor is responsible for adverse health consequences in adults. Adverse childhood experiences research has show that adults who have been exposed to child maltreatment (ACE’s)

Childhood Trauma Training for School Teachers with Derek Clark

Derek Clark’s inspiring programs include childhood trauma informed training for school teachers. School teachers who are trained on childhood trauma can create a secure environment, validate the student’s feelings, have a caring tone and the right body language, as well

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark is Also a Virtual Keynote Speaker!

Derek Clark delivers keynotes digitally through Zoom and other online platforms to inspire your employees, meetings, training and continuing education credits. As COVID 19 has changed our routines and places of employment, we must adapt and change our approach on

8 Essential Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills to Develop. How to Help Childhood Trauma Survivors

The lack or poor development of social and emotional skills can be painful for people. We must strive to understand how to deal with people and their emotions as this is essential for an emotionally healthy life. This has a

Childhood Trauma Keynote Speaker Derek Clark – Here’s What Saved Him?

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

7 Ways on How I Overcame My Childhood Trauma

Hi, Derek Clark here. If you have watched my YouTube Channel, you may already know about my terrible childhood past as well as how I ended up in the California foster care system. In short, I lived in constant trauma

5 Traits Associated With Childhood Trauma

Childhood is a decisive and transcendent stage in the life of the human being. Whatever happens during that stage leaves lasting traces in the brain. That is why childhood trauma ultimately influences personality over time. It does not mean that

What Are Adverse Child Experiences, and How do They Influence Mental Health in Adulthood?

Every day, hundreds of children need the support of someone to help them face their misadventures and thus have a full life. However, early adverse experiences in their first years of life may decrease their ability to grow emotionally. It

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