This is a  staff list for Resolute (a.k.a. Resolute Center, Resolute Residential Treatment Program, Resolute Treatment Facility, Youth & Family Centered Services (YFCS)) in Indianapolis, IN

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)




We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Resolute.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Resolute, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Resolute, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults. 


Please don’t place your loved one in Resolute and rescue them if they are there now. 




Additional Information
Kevin P. Sheehan CEO/President ALL YFCS Programs including Parc Place (confirmedly abusive) and Resolute.
NO OTHER NAMES NO OTHER TITLES There is no other information on staff at Resolute at this time.*
    Associated with the following other programs:

Parc Place  According to multiple former employees: "A lockdown rehabilitation facility for troubled teens in north Chandler is under fire from former employees who claim the place is plagued by violence, poor management and lax care."  See the whole news report titled, "Ex-employees question safety for troubled teens at rehab facility" at  Parc Place is confirmedly abusive.

Lakeland Hospital (Springfield, MO)

Desert Hills (Albuquerque, NM)

Service Center (Austin, TX)

Millcreek Arkansas (Fordyce, AR)

Options (Indianapolis, IN)

RTC Resource (Indianapolis, IN)

Southwood (Pittsburgh, PA)

Millcreek Pontotoc (Pontotoc, MS)

Tampa Bay Academy (Tampa, FL)

Millcreek Magee (Magee, MS)

Ascent Children's Health (Jonesboro, AR)

PsychSolutions (Miami, FL)

*(Resolute, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)

Psychiatric Hospital CEO Target of Probe:  Indiana authorities are investigating whether the top administrator of a troubled psychiatric program in Allegheny County violated state regulations in that state.  An Indianapolis woman contends Southwood Psychiatric Hospital CEO Lisa Machado practiced counseling without a license at Resolute Treatment Facility in Indiana. The Indiana Attorney General's Office is investigating. Machado joined Southwood as CEO in September.   Earlier this month, Pennsylvania welfare officials downgraded operating licenses for three Southwood facilities to provisional status. The Allegheny County Department of Children, Youth and Families responded by removing seven children who had been placed there for treatment.   For complete story, click here. (November 18th, 2005, Source:

Resolute is "accredited" by the Joint Commission which has been in repeat trouble for failing to enforce patients' rights and patients' safety standards.
Parent Complaint, Received via E-mail in February, 2006:

From: [removed]
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 9:21 AM
Subject: I want to help close abusive treatment programs

I have a son who was in a facility called Resolute in Indianapolis Indiana. Their therapy is extremely abusive. Parents are threatened with being reported to the courts if they do not get " on board" with the program. Asking any questions is considered not going along with the program. CEO Lisa Machado performed my son's diagnostic and evaluation. She is not licensed and only had a master in education from a texas university. Clearly, this was a conflict of interest. Machado also acted as my son's sole therapist. My son was forced to undergo a six hour polygraph. This facilty attempted to sever the parent child bond citing I was an over protective mother. When we reported the licensing issue to the courts, my son was kicked out of this facilty and I was labeled a barrier to treatment. My son went on to two more treatment centers before being released into our custody. I currently am acting pro se' in a medical malpractice suit against Resolute. The Indiana Attorney General has been investigating this case for three years.  Resolute and their so-called therapy is harmful to families and the children in their care. I have kept documents, recorded phone conversations and very detailed notes.I would like to see them added to your list.
thank you


Facility for teen boys at risk to close, merge with Resource by: Stephanie Zepelin Posted: Dec 19, 2018 / 07:54 PM EST INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Big changes are coming to the sister property of a center for troubled teens. I-Team 8 reported extensively about Resource Residential Treatment Facility, a live-in facility for kids and teens with a range of psychological and behavioral issues. Its sister property in Indianapolis, Resolute Treatment Center, is shutting its doors. Resolute is a live-in and group home facility for teen boys struggling with sexually maladaptive behaviors. Resolute faced much of the same criticism as Resource has: issues with staff, lack of resources and escaping kids. RELATED COVEAGE: New CEO makes changes to youth facility after I-Team 8 reports Brady Serafin, the CEO of Resource, told I-Team 8 that Resource’s parent company, Acadia Health Care, decided to close Resolute and merge their operation with Resource. Resource is located near Fountain Square. According to Resource’s website, its main location is on the west side of Indianapolis, with three group homes in Indianapolis. Soon, both programs will operate under the Resource umbrella and under their new CEO, Brady Serafin. Of the merger, Serafin said: “Acadia Health Care has made the decision to consolidate operations of it’s residential treatment centers in Indianapolis. The Resource Treatment Center will absorb the Resolute program. This merger is contingent upon state approval and because of this the time frame for this consolidation is very fluid.  “It is the hope that this consolidation is done with as little disruption to the youth we serve, their families and the staff of both facilities. As we continue to walk through this process we will provide additional information.” This merger still needs state approval, so there is not a specific time frame for when it might happen, although two sources told I-Team 8 its set for sometime in January. The Indiana Department of Child Services said 11 Child Services wards are currently at Resolute. Child Services said they will work with placement agencies to relocate kids to other facilities if needed. Child Services started sending kids to Acadia Health Care facilities when the department was created in 2005.  Source:


 Last Updated: January 12th, 2020

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