Wonders and Worries, a nonprofit that helps Texas children and teenagers cope with a parent’s serious illness, achieved Level 1 Trauma-Informed Care certification from The Ecumenical Center in San Antonio.

According to a news release, representatives from Wonders and Worries and The Ecumenical Center gathered at Wonders and Worries’ north San Antonio office May 9 for a ceremony commemorating the certification. The Ecumenical Center is Bexar County's trauma-informed care certifying entity for the South Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium, the release states.

Mary Beth Fisk, Ecumenical Center CEO and executive director, said supporting children who may be struggling to cope with a parent’s serious illness requires immense sensitivity.

“We applaud Wonders and Worries in working to ensure their engagements and processes are managed with a trauma-informed lens that emphasizes compassion and understanding,” Fisk said in a statement.

Wonders and Worries co-founder Meredith Cooper said achieving trauma-informed care certification reassures her organization’s clients that their family is receiving comprehensive care from a well-respected authority.

Wonders and Worries officials said their agency offers services that empower parents with tools and strategies to support their children.

“Those in the community that give of their time, talents and treasures also have this outside validation of the standards Wonders and Worries holds,” Cooper said in a statement.