My two cents for the folks on the hill
First, I think there is a HUGE misconception about CISD. CIS-Debriefing is a small slice of the CIS-Management concept "pie". Any student of the concept will tell you that debriefing is a positive tool, but CISM is a box full of other tools that often go overlooked. Pre-incident, defusing, debriefing, follow-up and one-on-one.
Second, many departments are unaware of what is out there. There is no REAL networking or implementation system that a department can go to for information and get a group of TRAINED peers together to help them through a critial incident aftermath.
Finally, I do believe CISM is benificial, but still rarely used. Many times this great concept is made out to be just too complicated for the average first responder to grasp. I think more chiefs, officers and leaders in the departments need to encourage PRE-incident education.
I would hope that our fine governmental leadership would listen to the people who belong to the small "bread and butter" departments who go through horrible situations, where many times we personally know those people who are involved, that have an impact on small community first responders.