About J. J. Cutuli
J. J. Cutuli is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University-Camden. His research involves the developmental processes of resilience for children, youth, and families who experience high levels of adversity, such as homelessness, abuse, and poverty. Dr. Cutuli focuses on protective factors that are common in the lives of individuals who do well, and the processes through which those factors result in positive adaptation. As a developmental scientist, he has published over thirty journal articles and chapters investigating how factors at different levels of the person like genes, physiology, and psychology, and factors in peoples’ contexts like families, schools, and neighborhoods, come together in complex ways over time to contribute to success or challenges in important areas like education, health, relationships, mental health, and good conduct. He received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota with dual training in child development and clinical psychology.
Resilience, Child development, and Developmental Psychopathology
- Introduction to Child Development
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Research Methods
Homelessness and Families (19)
Childhood adversity, adult homelessness, and the intergenerational transmission of risk ...
Child and Family Social Work (2015)
This study tested for associations between childhood adversity, adult homelessness, and contexts of developmental risk in households with children. Data ...
Asthma and Adaptive Functioning among Homeless Kindergarten-Aged Children in Emergency ...
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (2014)
Background. Children who experience homelessness have elevated rates of asthma, a risk factor for other problems. Purpose. Examine rates of ...
Contribution to Book
Programs for homeless children and youth: A critical review of ...
Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Current Practices and Future Directions (2014)
To date, there are few studies that use rigorous research designs to evaluate interventions designed to address the needs of ...
Trauma, Adversity, and Parent-Child Relationships Among Young Children Experiencing Homelessness
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology (2014)
This study examined experiences of adversity and potentially traumatic life events among 138 young children (56% female) residing with their ...
Other works (1)
Gene x Environment Interactions (2)
Genetic and caregiving contributions to infant attachment: Unique associations with ...
Psychological Science (2012)
This longitudinal study examined genetic and caregiving contributions to individual differences in infant attachment classifications. Mothers’ responsiveness to their 6-month-old ...