The decision to get professional help for a loved one who has a behavioral health concern is a big step, and we want to address any questions you may have along the way. Our goal is to make the admissions process as straightforward and simple as possible so that we can connect your loved one with the care they need as soon as we can.  

At Resource Treatment Center, our team of admissions coordinators is ready to help you understand our care options and walk you through the ins and outs of insurance. If you have questions or need help overcoming any obstacles, please reach out to our team. We want to address any concerns that might be keeping your loved one from receiving the life-changing treatment they deserve.  

Overview of Care at Resource Treatment Center

Resource Treatment Center is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is a safe place for youths and young adults to receive residential treatment for mental health concerns. Our team creates an individualized treatment plan for each of our residents to follow throughout their stay with us. The length of stay at our treatment center is between six and nine months, giving those we serve an extended period to focus on their mental health without the stressors of their daily routines.  

At Resource, we treat a variety of behavioral health concerns, such as: 

  • Depression 
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder 
  • Self-harm 
  • Reactive attachment disorder 
  • Suicidal ideation 
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)  
  • Borderline personality disorder 

Please note that we treat more concerns than those listed here. If you have questions about whether our services could benefit your loved one, please call our team today.  

Admissions Criteria

We ask a number of questions during the admissions evaluation so that we can better understand each potential resident’s symptoms, background, and therapeutic goals. This evaluation helps us determine whether the services and therapies we offer would best fit your loved one’s needs. For those who could benefit from structured, long-term care, our residential treatment center could be the ideal place for them.  

To enter a treatment program at Resource, a person must: 

  • Be between the ages of 11 and 20 
  • Be struggling with a mental health concern 
  • Find it beneficial to have live-in care 
  • Not currently be a danger to themselves or others 
  • Have an IQ score of 70 or higher 

At Resource, we can provide programming for young people who have behavioral health concerns that may have resulted from: 

  • Experiencing a traumatic event 
  • Enduring physical, emotional, or sexual abuse 
  • Having a neglectful support system at home 

Our residential programming can also help adolescents and young adults who have behavioral health concerns that may have led to the following: 

  • Legal repercussions 
  • Disruptions at home or school 
  • Running away 
  • Self-harm 
  • Suicidal ideation 

At Resource, we are not able to serve those who have:  

  • An IQ below 70 
  • A language barrier  
  • Maximized treatment during a prior stay with us 
  • Severe medical problems 

We also cannot admit those who are: 

  • Too aggressive 
  • Younger than 11 or older than 20 
  • Homicidal 
  • Refusing treatment 
  • Pregnant 
  • Refusing to take prescribed medication 

The Admissions Process at Resource

To begin the admissions process, contact our admissions department, which is available Monday-Friday. A member of our admissions team will go through a series of questions about your loved one’s symptoms, background, and therapeutic needs. This evaluation helps us determine whether our treatment center would be a good fit. If we find that another level of care or facility would be a better match, we can provide a referral. If we determine that our residential programming may be the ideal option for them, we can admit your loved one to Resource.  

At this time, you can come to our treatment center, meet our care team, and take a tour of our campus. Before each resident begins treatment, they complete preliminary paperwork and a thorough intake evaluation that gives our team further understanding of their medical history, symptoms, and prior treatment. Based on this information, our team creates a personalized care plan that combines the most beneficial therapies and services for that resident.  

What To Bring

When your loved one comes to Resource Treatment Center, we want them to be prepared with the things they need so that they can feel comfortable during their stay with us. The basic items your loved one will need include: 

  • Insurance card, if your loved one has one 
  • Photo ID 
  • Contact information for any current care providers 
  • Medications 
  • Important phone numbers or emails your loved one may need 

Your loved one will also want to pack the following items: 

  • Five pairs of casual pants, such as jeans or khakis  
  • Two to three pairs of knee-length or longer shorts  
  • Two to three skirts (optional) 
  • Five to seven casual shirts, such as T-shirts, pullovers, or button-downs  
  • Five to seven undershirts  
  • Two to three sweatshirts and sweaters with no drawstrings or hoods 
  • Seven to 10 pairs of underpants  
  • Two to three wireless bras  
  • 10 pairs of socks  
  • Two sets of pajamas  
  • One robe 
  • Two to three pairs of shoes (at least one pair of sneakers) 
  • One pair of slippers  
  • One light jacket  
  • One winter coat  
  • A blanket or comforter for a twin-size bed  
  • Posters (optional)  
  • Journals without spiral binding  
  • Two to three books  
  • One comfort item, such as a stuffed animal 
  • One stress item, such as a stress ball 

We’d like to note that we’ve listed the maximum number of items we suggest packing. We encourage residents to avoid packing more than what we’ve listed here and to avoid packing expensive or irreplaceable items.  

We do not allow the following items at Resource Treatment Center: 

  • Hoodies  
  • Any glass items, such as nail polish, soda bottles, makeup compacts, and mirrors  
  • Wire of any kind, such as spiral notebooks and wired bras 
  • Belts or large belt buckles  
  • Batteries  
  • Earrings, facial piercings, and body piercings  
  • Jewelry of any kind, including bracelets, necklaces, watches, smartwatches, and rings  
  • Acrylic or any kind of fake nails, nail polish remover, and nail glue  
  • Nail files and emery boards  
  • Hair glue, hair dye of any kind, chemical hair products, hair weave (if not attached to the head), hair straighteners, blow-dryers, hot combs, and curling irons  
  • Plastic headbands, bobby pins, cloth headbands, bandanas, and hair wraps (excluding the approved wrap cap given at admission)  
  • Office supplies, such as paper clips, pushpins, and staples 
  • Sharpies and permanent markers  
  • Scissors  
  • Pens  
  • Pencil sharpeners  
  • Erasers  
  • Aerosol sprays and powders, such as baby powder and makeup powder 
  • Mouthwash  
  • Weapons of any kind  
  • Chapstick in a tube  
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer 
  • Cigarettes, lighters, matches, and e-cigarettes  
  • Dryer sheets  
  • Alcohol  
  • Drugs that have not been prescribed by a physician  
  • Drug paraphernalia  
  • Music, movies, or books with violent, supernatural, or sexual language and themes  
  • Electronics, such as cellphones, tablets, laptops, and handheld video games 
  • Outside food and beverages  
  • Items that are expensive and could potentially be stolen or lost  
  • Dice or board games with dice  
  • Animated gaming cards of any kind other than standard playing cards  
  • Money or gift cards  
  • Razors and electric razors  
  • Radios, headphones, and Beats headphones  
  • Baseball hats  
  • Scarves and ties, including neck scarves for winter  
  • Shoestrings  
  • Crochet hooks  
  • Fidget spinners  
  • Bars of soap  
  • Pantyhose and stockings  
  • Do-rag with strings  
  • Metal and glass makeup containers – Makeup is allowed but must be approved by the therapist or milieu supervisor and must be in appropriate containers and kept in the resident’s hygiene bin, labeled with their name. Makeup cannot be shared among residents due to health risks.  

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Resource Treatment Center. 

I always felt so misunderstood, but at Resource it was like someone finally took the time to get to know me. That made a huge difference. This place helped me so much.