Program Description
The Seacoast Treatment and Stabilization Center (STSC) provides temporary respite / residential, stabilization, and intensive treatment for at risk youth ages 11 -18 years of age. STSC program is provide residential and clinical support to Children in Need of Services (CHINS) and those identified as delinquent. Our mission is to provide the support and stabilization necessary for children in crisis to become self-aware, recovery focused, and goal oriented. Ours is a short-term program, and in most instances, participants are reunited with their families in 60 days or less. We are mentors, counselors and temporary supports for youth in need of guidance and kindness. Our goal is to create an environment that provides choice, stability and support so that residents may learn to make better decisions in the face of peer pressure and adversity.
Meet The Team
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Steve joined the Becket Family of Services in 1993 as a clinician and helped found the first residential adolescent sexual behavior treatment program in New Hampshire.  Steve later served as a Clinical Director before being appointed as the initial Executive Director of our fledgling children's programs in Maine.  In this role, Steve guided the development of Becket’s Maine programs and brought together numerous clinical and residential teams.  As Quality Assurance Director, Stephen is able to extend his knowledge across all programs and focuses on supporting our Executive Directors in building excellent, safe and compliant program cultures. Stephen received his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Goddard College in 1990 and has worked in the area of child welfare for the past 25 years. Stephen's experience ranges from the investigation of child sexual abuse to the treatment of adolescents and adults in prison settings.

Executive Director

Steve Tuck

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David Prescott is Clinical Services Development Director for the Becket Family of Services. He earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and has authored and edited 19 books and numerous articles and chapters, primarily in the assessment and treatment of abuse and trauma. David has lectured and implemented treatment programming around the world, and is the recipient of two lifetime achievement awards from international organizations. He is a Senior Associate of the International Center for Clinical Excellence and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. David has served on the Editorial Boards of three scholarly journals. He is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and Chair of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network Advisory Board.

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Clinical Services Development Director

David Prescott

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Jessica joined Becket Family of Services as the Program Manager of Seacoast Treatment and Stabilization Center in 2018. She began her career in residential care in 2005, after graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology. In 2009 Jessica became a Case Manager at Our House for Girls, a long-term group home for teenage girls in Dover, NH. In 2013, Jessica focused her career on working with women challenged by histories of significant trauma and substance abuse. Jessica oversaw the Safe Recovery Program in Massachusetts. This program helped struggling mothers reunify with their children through children’s programming and parenting training. Jessica’s passion for early intervention lead her back to work with at-risk youth and STSC.

Program Manager

Jessica Burleigh


Heidi serves as Clinical Director of the Seacoast Treatment and Stabilization Center. She is a dedicated, motivated professional who enjoys working in challenging environments. Heidi has a Master’s of Science degree and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Masters Certified Addiction Counselor. She began her career in social work as Child Protective Investigator, and worked as a therapist with juveniles in detention, as well as with women suffering from trauma and substance abuse issues. Heidi became Program Director of the 88-bed Focus residential program for males that received a program of the year award under her stewardship. She also received an Outstanding Service Award and was commissioned by the University of Florida as a guest speaker on prescription drug use. Heidi continued her career as Program and Clinical Director of several residential facilities in Florida and Massachusetts where she was responsible for management and quality assurance of all clinical services for clients with co-occurring issues.

Clinical Director

Heidi Jacobsen

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