Inspirational Keynote Speaker and Author Derek Clark:

Audiences evaluations state that Derek Clark is one of the most inspiring motivational speakers. Derek shares his expertise on childhood trauma, adverse childhood experiences, ACEs, leadership, management, trauma, helping employees overcome adversity, foster care, juvenile justice, social work, child welfare, early childhood development, mental health, child abuse/family violence and connecting with the human spirit. Your audience will feel motivated, educated, rejuvenated and ready to take action to improve outcomes. Derek’s popular keynote speech is  “Trauma, Resilience and Redemption!”

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Derek Clark is an inspiring and exciting opening / closing keynote speaker. He delivers a message of hope, motivation and determination to push through adversity.

Who is Motivational Keynote Speaker Derek Clark?

Derek Clark has an incredible story of inspiration.  As a survivor of brutal child abuse, rejection and abandonment at age five, he was placed into the foster care system where he would stay for thirteen years. His special keynote speeches motivate employees and managers to overcome limited thinking and become solution focused thinkers. He is an international speaker, author of seven books and recently became an internet sensation for his viral video Rapping Dad with over 250 million views.

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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

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.

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

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

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

Snoop Dogg Shares Derek’s Video on His Facebook Page!

One of the legends of hip hop himself, Snoop Dogg shared Rapping Dad Derek Clark’s fun and inspiring rap video. Derek’s videos have had over 250 million social media views and has

Childhood Trauma to Triumph: How I Didn’t Let My Childhood Trauma Infect My Future. It Hurts but Healing is Necessary. Feel – Deal – Heal.

Hi, Derek Clark here. If you’ve watched my videos, you may already know about my terrible past and how I ended up in the California foster care system. In short, I lived

Video – Divorce Your Story: From Victim to Victor! Poem About Childhood Trauma and Foster Care by Motivational Speaker Derek Clark

This is the true story (poem I wrote as a teenager in foster care) of my life … A life in which horrific abuse, loneliness, and dark nights of despair rattled the

Social And Emotional Learning (SEL) Via Virtual Reality: Is This The Future Of Education?

Education nowadays is less about mathematics, natural sciences, and languages. As future-oriented teachers know, in the future one needs more (culturally) flexible, emotionally intelligent employees. That trend is already being felt: the

How Childhood Trauma Leads to ‘Emotional Scars’

How Childhood Trauma Leads to ‘Emotional Scars’ People who have been a victim of child abuse or being neglected in their youth are more often confronted with depression and anxiety. Moreover, the

The 1 Inspirational TED Talk You’ve Probably Never Seen Before On Trauma, Resilience & Redemption!

Before Derek Clark was a motivational speaker on trauma and inspirational keynote speaker, he was a survivor of horrific child abuse, abandoned at a psychiatric unit and then placed into foster care

The Surprise Findings of Adverse Childhood Experiences ACE Study That Everyone Needs to Know

ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences = Negative Experiences in Childhood) by Vincent Felitti and his team, has been a large-scale study that takes an extended period. It analyzed not only sexual abuse

Watch Derek Clark in Action! Motivational Videos – Inspirational Videos – Childhood Trauma Videos

Inspirational and motivational speaker Derek Clark delivers inspiring and fun keynote speeches that will encourage your audience to never give up hope. One of his popular keynote presentations titled “Childhood Trauma –

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Receives International Foster Care Award From SOS Children’s Village Located in 134 Countries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2018 Derek Clark Wins 2018 SOS International Foster Award Vancouver, British Columbia The local chapter of the world’s largest non-governmental organization focused on supporting children without parental

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Pays Tribute to Derek Clark

Motivational speaker Derek Clark’s foster care life story caught the eyes of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Derek received a signed letter stating “This special occasion provides an opportunity to pay tribute

Antwone Fisher (Denzel Washington Movie) and Derek Clark – Two Foster Brothers Who Celebrate Each Other’s Success

A wonderful and inspiring video of two foster brothers Antwone Fisher and Derek Clark, celebrating each other’s success! Antwone Fisher has been my friend for years. We met when I was an

Audience Evaluation Comments About Derek Clark – Conference Keynote Speaker

2018 California Child Support Employee Conference Evaluation Comments “Derek Clark’s speech was really inspirational. I found it to be a great way to end the conference. He was very engaging” “A great

Resilience in the Face of Childhood Trauma – Keynote Speaker Derek Clark

Most of us are surrounded by children in our lives. Even if we don’t have children ourselves, or they are all grown up, we are around grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews or

Trauma! How Early Childhood Trauma Starts – Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience

Trauma informed keynote speaker Derek Clark is a survivor who delivers a riveting account of how he suffered prenatal abuse at the hands of his abusive father. Did you know that children

“You Cannot Think Negative About a Child and Expect a Positive Outcome” – Motivational Keynote Speaker Derek Clark

Popular conference keynote speaker Derek Clark shares his new program “You Cannot Think Negative About a Child and Expect a Positive Outcome”. Derek’s inspiring presentation can be delivered as a conference keynote

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

Snoop Dogg Shares Derek’s Video on His Facebook Page!

One of the legends of hip hop himself, Snoop Dogg shared Rapping Dad Derek Clark’s fun and inspiring rap video. Derek’s videos have had over 250 million social media views and has been shared by many celebrities. Watch Derek’s video

Childhood Trauma to Triumph: How I Didn’t Let My Childhood Trauma Infect My Future. It Hurts but Healing is Necessary. Feel – Deal – Heal.

Hi, Derek Clark here. If you’ve watched my videos, you may already know about my terrible past and how I ended up in the California foster care system. In short, I lived in constant trauma for many years of my

Video – Divorce Your Story: From Victim to Victor! Poem About Childhood Trauma and Foster Care by Motivational Speaker Derek Clark

This is the true story (poem I wrote as a teenager in foster care) of my life … A life in which horrific abuse, loneliness, and dark nights of despair rattled the very bones of my body, drained the tears

Social And Emotional Learning (SEL) Via Virtual Reality: Is This The Future Of Education?

Education nowadays is less about mathematics, natural sciences, and languages. As future-oriented teachers know, in the future one needs more (culturally) flexible, emotionally intelligent employees. That trend is already being felt: the jobs that have grown the most in the

How Childhood Trauma Leads to ‘Emotional Scars’

How Childhood Trauma Leads to ‘Emotional Scars’ People who have been a victim of child abuse or being neglected in their youth are more often confronted with depression and anxiety. Moreover, the course of these psychological disorders is more often

The 1 Inspirational TED Talk You’ve Probably Never Seen Before On Trauma, Resilience & Redemption!

Before Derek Clark was a motivational speaker on trauma and inspirational keynote speaker, he was a survivor of horrific child abuse, abandoned at a psychiatric unit and then placed into foster care for thirteen years… all of this by the

The Surprise Findings of Adverse Childhood Experiences ACE Study That Everyone Needs to Know

ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences = Negative Experiences in Childhood) by Vincent Felitti and his team, has been a large-scale study that takes an extended period. It analyzed not only sexual abuse but all youth traumas and their cohesion. Instead

Watch Derek Clark in Action! Motivational Videos – Inspirational Videos – Childhood Trauma Videos

Inspirational and motivational speaker Derek Clark delivers inspiring and fun keynote speeches that will encourage your audience to never give up hope. One of his popular keynote presentations titled “Childhood Trauma – The Power of Resilience and Redemption!” is very

Motivational Speaker Derek Clark Receives International Foster Care Award From SOS Children’s Village Located in 134 Countries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2018 Derek Clark Wins 2018 SOS International Foster Award Vancouver, British Columbia The local chapter of the world’s largest non-governmental organization focused on supporting children without parental care is pleased to announce that motivational speaker,

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Pays Tribute to Derek Clark

Motivational speaker Derek Clark’s foster care life story caught the eyes of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Derek received a signed letter stating “This special occasion provides an opportunity to pay tribute to a remarkable former foster child for his

Antwone Fisher (Denzel Washington Movie) and Derek Clark – Two Foster Brothers Who Celebrate Each Other’s Success

A wonderful and inspiring video of two foster brothers Antwone Fisher and Derek Clark, celebrating each other’s success! Antwone Fisher has been my friend for years. We met when I was an expert on the Ricki Lake TV Show and

Audience Evaluation Comments About Derek Clark – Conference Keynote Speaker

2018 California Child Support Employee Conference Evaluation Comments “Derek Clark’s speech was really inspirational. I found it to be a great way to end the conference. He was very engaging” “A great example of someone who is not a product

Resilience in the Face of Childhood Trauma – Keynote Speaker Derek Clark

Most of us are surrounded by children in our lives. Even if we don’t have children ourselves, or they are all grown up, we are around grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews or just children of friends and neighbors. What a

Trauma! How Early Childhood Trauma Starts – Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience

Trauma informed keynote speaker Derek Clark is a survivor who delivers a riveting account of how he suffered prenatal abuse at the hands of his abusive father. Did you know that children who suffer early childhood trauma can suffer physical

“You Cannot Think Negative About a Child and Expect a Positive Outcome” – Motivational Keynote Speaker Derek Clark

Popular conference keynote speaker Derek Clark shares his new program “You Cannot Think Negative About a Child and Expect a Positive Outcome”. Derek’s inspiring presentation can be delivered as a conference keynote or an educational training program for professionals working

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