Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Resource Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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.

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Premier Intermittent Explosive Disorder Treatment Facility Serving Indianapolis and Surrounding Areas

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

Learn More About IED Treatment

Learn more about intermittent explosive disorder treatment at Resource Residential Treatment Facility in Indianapolis, IN

When a child or adolescent acts violently towards others without provocation, becomes verbally aggressive in a manner that is disproportionate to the given situation, and struggles to control impulses without much, if any, consideration for potential consequences, that child or adolescent may be suffering from intermittent explosive disorder. Also known as IED, this mental health condition is known to cause a number of devastating effects if treatment is not sought. Academic failure, increased interaction with the legal system, and damage to interpersonal relationships are known to occur if symptoms of this mental disorder persist. Fortunately, there are effective treatment options available that can reduce the likelihood of such negative effects and help children and adolescents live lives that are not tainted by the disruptive symptoms of intermittent explosive disorder.

Resource Treatment Center, a provider of mental health services for children and adolescents ages 11 to 21, recognizes the unique needs of young people who struggle with emotional and behavioral concerns. With services offered in a secure setting and programming that is delivered by experienced, compassionate, and caring staff, Resource Treatment Center has produced countless success stories of children and adolescents overcoming the often crippling symptoms of mental health disorders. We utilize proven and evidence-based modalities and methods of treatment for several mental illnesses, including intermittent explosive disorder, and put forth every effort to provide youth with the tools needed to have a happy and successful future.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for IED

Caring for a child or adolescent who is struggling with IED can be frustrating at times. You may even be frightened during your child’s episodes of violent behaviors or when he or she is verbally lashing out. You may be confused or feel hopeless when thinking of ways to help your child overcome the symptoms of this mental health condition. If you have grappled with these thoughts or feelings, here are some things you can do if your child is suffering from IED:

  • Learn all that you can about intermittent explosive disorder
  • Expect resistance to treatment when it is first brought up for discussion
  • Avoid being judgmental
  • Make every effort to be patient
  • Listen to your child about how he or she is feeling and do not minimize those feelings
  • Research treatment options that can best meet the unique needs of your child
  • Be a beacon of unconditional support for your child
Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for IED at Resource Residential Treatment Facility in Indianapolis, IN

The symptoms of intermittent explosive disorder can wreak havoc on the lives of sufferers and their loved ones. A child or adolescent’s academic performance can be compromised and he or she may receive disciplinary action as a result of his or her extreme acting out behaviors. Peer relationships can also be adversely affected as an individual with IED may instigate fights with peers for no apparent reason. The poor impulse control associated with this mental health condition can also lead a child or adolescent to engage in risky or criminal behaviors as consequences to actions are not considered before giving into said impulses. One thing that can be done to avoid the adverse effects associated with untreated IED is to seek and receive treatment.

One of the most beneficial treatment options for the care of those with intermittent explosive disorder is residential treatment. Residential treatment programs allow an individual to step away from the stressors of life and focus strictly on healing. Programming offered in a residential setting can help those with intermittent explosive disorder learn how to control impulses, manage behaviors and emotions, and learn new coping skills that can last a lifetime. Lastly, ongoing support is afforded in this setting as those who are in a residential treatment program have access to qualified staff who are experienced in treating disorders such as IED.

Our Philosophy

Resource Residential Treatment Facility philosophy and treatment benefits

Resource Treatment Center provides structured and therapeutically intensive treatment programs that provide comprehensive, efficient, and effective programming that meets the needs of the youth and families we serve. Here at Resource, we focus on providing a structured environment while also allowing for individualized services for all youth in our care. Additionally, our programs allow youth to experience a sense of normalcy in the programming process while also benefiting from an array of services that have a therapeutic foundation.

Types of Treatment

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

Here at Resource, we utilize a number of different evidence-based practices in order to produce successful treatment outcomes. Upon arrival, each youth is assessed using multiple assessment tools, allowing us to match treatment techniques to each patient’s unique strengths, needs, and risks. At Resource, we offer two separate residential treatment programs which include our psychiatric residential treatment (PRTF) and our general residential program (RTC). The intake assessment will determine which program is a better fit for your child. We use a phase system approach to treatment in which each youth is required to go through four different phases, including identification, connection, demonstration, and contribution. Both programs include the following treatment methods:

Medication management: Each child in our residential treatment program sees a psychiatrist on a regular basis for any medication needs. Children in the PRTF program see the psychiatrist on a weekly basis while those in the RTC program see the psychiatrist on a monthly basis.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions are held on a weekly basis and focus on application and generalization of new skills. These skills can then be implemented into the home and community. We also have individual skill-building sessions that focus on six specific proficiencies, including: social, emotional, education, self-care, health and wellness, and daily living skills.

Group therapy: Group sessions are held at least once a day, but your child may participate in more groups depending upon his or her particular needs. We have a number of different types of groups that cover a number of different topics, including anger management, healthy coping skills, social skills, and independent living skills. Group therapy provides structured skills-based programming that allows for learning skills to be developed and promotes specific critical skills in a structured manner.

Family therapy: Family therapy is held at least every two weeks. We use practices based on multi-systems therapy in each session. During this time, our therapists will move the entire family through a process to enhance motivation and establish a collaborative approach. Additionally, every Tuesday night we hold family night in order to help educate family members about their child’s disorder and treatment process.

School programming: We offer our patients a fully accredited on-site school, held in a traditional classroom setting for 3 hours each day. School services include credit recovery and GED preparation.

In addition to our regular treatment techniques, we also offer a number of experiential programming options, including:

  • Computer lab
  • Student council
  • Holiday activities
  • Special ceremonies in which awards are given to celebrate successes
  • Daily recreational group therapy
  • Volunteering in the community
  • NA meetings for those struggling with substance abuse concerns
  • Community outings
  • Youth group ministry
  • Teen outreach program
  • Pro-social activities
  • Gym
  • Girl Scouts (Boy Scouts program will be starting in the near future)

Other services that are offered as part of our comprehensive programming include:

  • 24-hour medical and nursing coverage
  • Dental and vision care
  • Crisis intervention
Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for IED

All discharge planning begins once a child has been admitted to our program. Here at Resource, we place a high priority on effective discharge planning in order to ensure that all continuing care needs are in place before the child leaves our treatment center. We have a criteria put in place to warrant a successful discharge. The criteria that a child must meet in order to be considered safe to successfully discharge include the following:

  • Youth has reached a level of stability where this level of placement is no longer needed
  • Youth displays significantly improved conditions by exhibiting little or no maladaptive behaviors
  • Youth is able to articulate plans to manage his or her emotional and/or behavioral responses in regards to various psychosocial stressors
  • Youth is better able to manage potential family conflict
  • The family of the youth has demonstrated a commitment towards successful reunification based on their level of participation in their child’s treatment
  • There are reasonable expectations that the youth will be compliant with family rules and expectations, as well as remain free from legal involvement
  • Youth has articulated plans to manage independent living skills, such as employment, school, etc.
  • Youth has taken an active part in his or her discharge planning and can reasonably be expected to follow through on all aspects of that discharge plan
  • Youth demonstrates the ability to maintain a lower risk of participating in unsafe behaviors that present them as a risk to the community

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.