Fight Free February, which is an initiative of CE Family Lawyers, issues free daily tips developed by professionals to help you keep the pledge and find a new way.
It’s free and doesn’t ask anyone for anything – except that we all think before we act, use or learn some new strategies to try to reduce conflict in our lives – to build a happier life for ourselves and in our communities.
CE Family Lawyers campaign founder, Jane Libbis said CFA’s 59,000 volunteers in firefighting and non-firefighting roles face a multitude of challenges in their work serving the community.
“It’s inevitable that conflict is a part of that. There are people coming together from all walks of life to work together to serve the community – and they are dealing often with people in challenging and stressful situations like fire emergencies. These are among the most difficult and highly emotional of circumstances,” Ms Libbis said.
“We’re thrilled the organisation sees the value of developing conflict resolution skills for all kinds of situations. And like our entire community, we are grateful for the support of our amazing CFA volunteers.”
CFA Diversity Consultant Michelle Trotter says we want our organisation to be involved because we would like a more harmonious CFA.
“We know that conflict in the workplace or in the home leads to stress. And we all know that stress can cause mental and physical illness,” Ms Trotter said.
“CFA provides strong welfare support to its members and understands the importance of seeking help no matter how small your problem may be.”
CFA has promoted the initiative to its members through its public website CFA Connect at www.cfaconnect.net.au.
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