Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Resource Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Resource Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Premier Aggression Treatment Facility Serving Indianapolis and Surrounding Areas

Resource Treatment Center in Indianapolis, IN, is the trusted provider of aggression treatment for youth who are suffering from emotional, behavioral, developmental, and psychiatric concerns.

Learn More About Aggression Treatment

Learn more about aggression treatment at Resource Residential Treatment Facility in Indianapolis, IN

When an individual acts in a hostile, belligerent, instigative, destructive, or violent manner towards others or property, he or she is presenting with aggressive behaviors. And while certain levels of aggression are normal, as it is an inherent instinct rooted in the need to protect oneself, there are individuals who present with aggressive behavior that is grossly outside of the realm of what is considered socially acceptable. For these people, aggression can be triggered without provocation and lead to permanent consequences.

Another important thing to know is that aggressive behaviors can be seen in people of all ages. Children and adolescents, for example, can present with aggressive behaviors at home, school, and/or in the community. Taking the forms of bullying, fighting, arguing, defying people in positions of authority, or destroying property, young people act in this manner, in part, due to an inability to manage impulses and emotions that seem perplexing or overwhelming. Similar to adults, children and adolescents can become vulnerable to a number of adverse effects if this type of problematic behavior persists. Treatment to identify the causes for aggression and implementation of effective treatment for these causes can greatly improve the lives of young people who act out in this manner. Consequences, such as long-term incarceration, can be avoided by seeking treatment and could allow a child or adolescent to live a life without the profound disturbances and disruptions associated with aggressive behaviors.

Causes and Risk Factors

Causes and risk factors for aggression

The development of aggressive behaviors stems from a collection of contributing factors. Genetics, a person’s environment, the presence of a mental health condition or conditions, and certain medications can lead to the onset of aggressive behaviors. Experts agree that these factors explain the causes of aggression, as noted in the listed elaborations:

Genetic: Studies on aggression have concluded that aggression can be inherited. The isolation of a certain gene, of which was found when studies were conducted on mice and then discovered in humans as well, that causes aggressive behavior has provided substantial proof that a person’s genes can be a determining factor in the development of aggressive behavior.

Environmental: Exposure to certain environments or circumstances are known to trigger aggression in people. Residing in a chronically stressful home, witnessing violence or crime, or experiencing abuse and/or neglect can make a person more vulnerable to acting out. This conclusion was reached when comparing the patterns of aggression in those in these environments or circumstances and those that are not. Individuals who are not exposed to these types of environmental factors have been shown to have lower rates of aggression.

Mental health disorders: Many mental health conditions list aggressive behavior as a symptom. Especially for mental illnesses in which impulse control is poor, or in those that involve an inability to manage one’s emotions, mental health disorders, such as the following, can sometimes be blamed for the onset of aggressive behaviors:   

  • Substance use disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Conduct disorder
  • Intermittent explosive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Autism spectrum disorders

Effects

Effects of aggression

Unaddressed aggression has the potential to cause lasting effects for an individual. With the possibility of carrying over into adulthood, the following short and long-term consequences are known to occur when treatment to curb aggressive behaviors is not implemented:

  • Poor academic performance / impaired learning
  • Academic failure
  • Disciplinary action at school
  • Increased risk of expulsion
  • Inability to form and/or maintain healthy relationships
  • Increased conflict with others
  • Inability to adjust to changes in life
  • Hospitalization
  • Engaging in risky behaviors / criminal activity
  • Interaction with law enforcement
  • Incarceration
  • Substance use or abuse

Types of Treatment

Types of aggression treatment offered at Resource Residential Treatment Facility in Indianapolis, IN

Aggressive behavior is often indicative that an individual is suffering from some form of mental illness. Especially if a child or adolescent is presenting with overt anger or frequent temper tantrums, is destroying property, or appears to instigate fights with others for no reason, he or she may be grappling with a mental health condition that is triggering this kind of lashing out. Those that are presenting with this type of behavior can greatly benefit from treatment, such that effective care for aggression can lessen the frequency of symptoms and prevent detrimental effects from occurring.

An evaluation from a mental health professional can solidify a diagnosis for a child or adolescent and recommend appropriate treatment. One treatment option that has proven effectiveness in treating aggressive behaviors is residential treatment. A residential setting allows for a secure environment that offers ongoing support, immediate intervention in the event aggressive behaviors occur, and education on effective coping skills that can help young people learn how to manage emotions and impulses. Additionally, when a child or adolescent is under the constant supervision of mental health professionals, the underlining causes for aggression can be realized and subsequently treated as well. Lastly, residential treatment affords caregivers the tools to help manage behavior once the child or adolescent returns to his or her home environment.

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.