Putnam CTC

Did You Know?

2017 MTF crop

Monitoring the Future is an annual survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders conducted by researchers at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health. Since 1975, the survey has measured how teens report […]

The Gift of Time


The Holiday break is perfect for spending some quality time with your kids.  Doing things as a family can definitely help your communication skills with your children and it can bring you closer as a group.  Also, it’s a lot of fun! Here are ten suggestions: Try one or try them all but remember the […]

Popcorn Lung

popcorn lung

E-cigarettes is a topic that is discussed in school , at home, basically everywhere. The biggest upside to it has been that it is free of those carcinogens that tobacco cigarettes contain. But what about the liquids used in vapes? Is it harmful? It seems so – click here to read an article on the […]

The Mother of all Family Dinners

thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s my favorite holiday as it revolves around two of my favorite things – food and family. If you’re like me, you can’t wait to see your adult kids, who always make sure they come home for this special day. It’s a day to eat, talk, eat and talk […]



By this time, everyone on the planet knows what an e-cigarette is but the different types of electronic vaping devices – not so much. Today, I am going to introduce you to a new device which looks like a flash drive.  Aside from being convenient to carry because of it’s size it is almost undetectable […]

Addicted to Technology????

SnapChat imp

Ever wonder why your teen can’t put down their phone, constantly checking to see how many likes they have on Instagram or unable to stop playing a video game. Are they addicted to technology? No but the companies who make the apps and games use a series of tricks to keep you hooked. Click here […]

Do Your Kids PLAY?

Kids playing leaves

In a world filled with technology like iPads, smartphones, laptops, Xboxes, the word “play” takes on a totally different meaning than when we, parents, were young. How many of you Dads remember telling your Mom that you were going into the woods to build a fort and would be home for supper or Moms, jumping […]

Family University Comes to Brewster High School

Brewster Family U Logo

On Thursday October 26th from 6 to 9pm at Brewster High School,  Putnam CTC will be presenting Family University to all middle school students, high school students and their parents. It is an evening of interactive workshops, a light dinner and a community keynote, designed to help young people & their parents navigate through the […]

Marijuana and its Effect on Young People

weed joint

Marijuana is a hot topic these days due to the large number of states that have legalized it either medically or recreationally. New York has a limited medical use which deals just with oils and not the smokeable plant. However, because of these laws many young people do not perceive any risk in smoking “weed”. […]