Residential Treatment Center (RTC)

When a young person is struggling with emotional or mental health concerns, it is essential for them to find behavioral healthcare that meets them where they are in their developmental stage of life. At Resource Treatment Center, our residential program provides clinically excellent, age-appropriate care for adolescents and young adults who are living with mental health concerns. We offer a nurturing therapeutic environment and structured programming to help our residents improve overall functioning so that they can begin to excel in all areas of their lives. 

Learn About Our Residential Program for Young People in Indianapolis, Indiana

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, our facility offers a live-in behavioral health program for young people who can benefit from quality care in a safe and supportive environment. Our residential program provides services for adolescents and young adults ages 11-21 who have an IQ score of 70 or higher and have emotional or behavioral health concerns that may have resulted from experiencing: 

  • Sexual, physical, or emotional abuse 
  • A traumatic event  
  • Neglect  

Our residential program also provides care for adolescents and young adults who have emotional or behavioral health concerns that have resulted in one or more of the following: 

  • The need for a structured setting  
  • Disruptions in their home and school environments  
  • Out-of-home placements  
  • Interaction with the juvenile justice system 
  • Difficulty keeping up at school 
  • Attempts at running away 
  • Self-harm  

The behavioral health concerns we treat include: 

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

At our residential treatment center, our staff has a shared goal of helping adolescents and young adults begin to heal and envision a brighter future. Typical stays in our residential program are between six and nine months, giving our residents an extended length of time to focus on healing without the stressors of their daily routines. Those who take part in our residential program follow a personalized care plan that can include evidence-based therapies, medication management services, basic medical care, and individual, family, and group therapy sessions.  

Supportive Residential Care for Adolescents & Young Adults

In our residential treatment program, we want to help each resident develop the personal strengths they already have and achieve their therapeutic goals. We believe that each young person we serve has the ability to live a fulfilling life, and we work with them to develop a customized care plan based on their background and needs.  

For residents who are prescribed medication as part of their care plan, we provide medication management services that are delivered by our psychiatric team, which includes psychiatrists, nurses, and nurse practitioners. At the start of our residential program, residents typically meet with a psychiatrist for a thorough evaluation. After that, our expert team of nurses and nurse practitioners can assist them and monitor their medication responses and needs.  

In our residential program for adolescents and young adults, our therapists provide individual therapy sessions one to two times per week. During these one-on-one sessions, residents can share any concerns they may have and receive guidance and education that can help them progress. We also offer family therapy sessions once every two weeks, which can help residents and their families resolve conflicts and develop better communication skills. Group therapy sessions are held daily and cover topics such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and life skills.  

To prevent the youths in our residential program from falling behind academically, we offer in-house schooling that is accredited by the Indianapolis Public School System. Classes are led by certified special education teachers and take place for four hours each day. Both credit recovery and GED preparation options are available for students as well. Residents can keep up with schoolwork while participating in therapies and receiving services at our facility.  

While your loved one is in our care, we strive to provide the most effective therapies and services to help them heal and thrive. And because we know that healing is a journey, we begin creating their aftercare plan as soon as they enter our residential program. After our team creates an initial aftercare plan for each resident, they make any necessary adjustments based on the resident’s progress throughout their stay with us.  

An aftercare plan may include referrals to outpatient services, group therapy, and individual services. We also work closely with the Department of Child Services (DCS), which offers various mentoring and therapeutic services.  

Therapies Offered in Our Residential Program

In our residential program, we strive to provide adolescents and young adults with a safe and comfortable environment in which they can learn how to manage the symptoms associated with mental health concerns. To offer these youths the most comprehensive level of care possible, we incorporate the following therapeutic modalities into their care plans:  

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: CBT is a goal-oriented form of therapy that helps adolescents and young adults identify and change negative thought patterns, promoting healthier ways of coping.  
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT): TF-CBT is an evidence-based therapeutic modality that was specifically designed for children and young adults who are struggling with the effects of trauma. Therapists use TF-CBT to help young people process their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.  
  • Dialectical behavior therapy: Our therapists use DBT to help adolescents and young adults learn to regulate their emotions, improve interpersonal relationships, and develop effective coping skills.  
  • Person-centered therapy: Person-centered therapy places importance on creating a nonjudgmental space for residents to explore their feelings and thoughts. By allowing a person to make discoveries for themselves, person-centered therapy promotes personal growth and positive changes in behavior.  
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR is a therapy modality often used to help those who are struggling with the effects of trauma. It involves stimulation of both sides of the brain through therapist-directed eye movements to help people process distressing memories and heal. 
  • Motivational interviewing (MI): Motivational interviewing is a person-centered form of counseling designed to strengthen a person’s internal motivation to make positive behavioral changes. 
  • Casey Life Skills (CLS): CLS is a program that was designed to help young people develop life skills in areas such as employment, housing, finance management, and interpersonal relationships.  

At our residential treatment center, the treatment process itself is divided into four unique phases, all of which are guided by highly trained mental health professionals and must be completed prior to residents being discharged.  

  • Identify: During this initial phase, youths and young adults work with staff members to understand why they are receiving care at our facility.  
  • Connect: This phase occurs as our residents learn new skills and come to understand how to put those skills into action.  
  • Demonstrate: In this phase, adolescents and young adults in our care begin to use the skills they have acquired.  
  • Contribute: This last phase requires our residents to give back to the community by utilizing skills they have learned while taking part in prosocial activities with our team.  

Entering Our Residential Mental Health Program

Our residential program offers security and support for adolescents and young adults who are struggling with emotional and behavioral health concerns and need help forming a foundation for healing. Our goal is to provide life-changing care that can shift the direction of a resident’s path, giving them hope and courage to work toward a promising future. 

To ask any questions or to get more information on how to begin the admissions process for our residential program, you can contact our team. We can help you schedule a call with an admissions coordinator, who can go over your loved one’s background, symptoms, and therapeutic needs. Once we’ve determined that our residential program would best meet your loved one’s needs, we can admit them to our care. 

When you and your loved one arrive at our residential treatment center, you can ask any questions, take a tour of our facility, and meet our care team. Before starting the program, each of our residents completes a thorough evaluation. Then, our multidisciplinary team works together to create a personalized care plan for them that is based on the details of this assessment. Each resident’s plan includes therapies and services that are tailored to their unique needs and goals, which can help them achieve optimal outcomes and make progress toward lasting healing. 

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.