Residential Treatment Center (RTC)

When adolescent girls and young women are struggling with 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 treatment program, Courage and Peace, provides clinically excellent, age-appropriate care for adolescent girls and young women who have mental health concerns and co-occurring substance use disorders.  

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

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Resource offers a residential program, Courage and Peace, for girls and young women who can benefit from quality care in a safe and supportive environment. Our residential treatment program provides services for girls and young women ages 11-20 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 girls and young women 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 at Resource Treatment Center include: 

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

At Resource, our goal is to help girls and young women 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, and basic medical care. 

Supportive Residential Care for Girls & Young Women

In our Courage and Peace residential program, we want to help each resident develop the personal strengths they already have and achieve their therapeutic goals. We believe that each girl or young woman 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 girls and young women, 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 care from falling behind academically, the Courage and Peace residential program at Resource provides 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 Resource.  

While your loved one is in our care, we strive to provide the most effective treatments 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, addiction groups, 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 Treatment Program

In the residential program at Resource, we strive to provide girls and young women with a safe and comfortable environment in which they can learn how to manage the symptoms associated with mental health concerns and substance use disorders. To offer these youths the most comprehensive level of care possible, we incorporate the following treatment modalities into their treatment plans:  

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: CBT is a goal-oriented form of therapy that helps girls and young women 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: Therapists at Resource use DBT to help girls and young women 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 Resource, 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 of treatment, youths and young adults work with staff members to understand why they are at Resource for care.  
  • Connect: This phase of treatment occurs as our residents learn new skills and come to understand how to put those skills into action.  
  • Demonstrate: In this phase of treatment, the girls and young women at Resource begin to use the skills they have acquired.  
  • Contribute: This last phase of treatment requires our residents to give back to the community by utilizing skills they have learned while taking part in prosocial activities at Resource.  

Entering Our Residential Mental Health Treatment Program

Our residential program offers security and support for girls and young women who are struggling with emotional and behavioral health concerns and need help forming a foundation for healing. At Resource, 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 treatment 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 Resource 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 beginning treatment, each of our residents completes a thorough evaluation. Based on this evaluation, our multidisciplinary team works together to create a personalized treatment plan. Each resident’s plan includes therapies and services that are tailored to their needs and goals. This treatment plan is a map for each girl or young woman in our care to help them navigate our programming as we strive to help them heal and envision a brighter future. 

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.