Building a healthy human brain is a process that begins before birth and continues into adulthood. A strong foundation early on increases the probability that a child will build strong social and emotional skills, which are just as important as cognitive skills and physical health. Parents and caregivers play a critical role in supporting their children’s mental health and can nurture it by actively engaging with their children and building caring relationships. And when parents need extra support in this area, a wide variety of programs and services are available to provide support and resources.