Derek Clark is one of the top motivational speakers for foster care, adoption and child welfare conferences. Social workers, child welfare professionals, foster parents, counselors and judges have all gained a understanding on how to deal with a grieving child placed in foster care. Derek is a popular trainer and the author of Disable the Label: Never Limit the Potential of a Child, Never Limit Your Life: From Personal to Professional Success and the critically acclaimed I Will Never Give Up book series.
Derek’s courageous story is one of rejection, resilience and redemption. As a child, Derek experienced brutal child abuse, economical impoverishment and abandonment before ultimately being rejected by his parents and spending the next 13 years in the California foster care system. He knows first-hand how to use the power of attitude in coping with adversity and overcoming hardship.
Derek is a popular keynote speaker for child welfare conferences, foster parent conferences, foster youth and is a recognized foster care expert. His incredible life story has inspired audiences from federal, county and state departments specializing in child welfare services, foster parents, foster youth, adoption services, casa, residential treatment centers, child protective services, law enforcement, department of education, national institute of corrections, attorney general conference, circuit court summits, children’s justice conference, national career development, social workers, federal bureau of prisons, high schools, universities, foster care conferences, department of children and family services, at risk youth, United States military, veterans, summer camps and leadership conferences throughout the United States, Australia, Mexico and Canada.
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Find out even more about Derek at his popular foster care inspirational website www.IWillNeverGiveUp.com