National Council for Single Mothers' Terese Edwards, federal minister Anne Ruston to speak at seminar in Murray Bridge

National Council for Single Mothers chief executive officer Terese Edwards and federal Families and Social Services Minister Anne Ruston will both speak at a seminar focusing on single mothers and their children in Murray Bridge next Wednesday.

Soroptimist International Murray Bridge will stage the event to further the national conversation about single mothers, poverty, education and related issues.

Soroptimist Annette Korzeba said more needed to be done to short-circuit inter-generational poverty.

"There are a bunch of women who have support, they're happy, they have an arrangement with their ex-husbands, they get a child endowment, they have parents and grandparents who help ... but some find themselves in tremendous difficulty," she told a Murray Bridge council meeting last week.

"There's no blame on the mother, but the impact on the children can be quite serious."

Entry is free and light refreshments will be available at the seminar, which will start at Murray Bridge Uniting Church at 6pm.